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    Kahunaminor got a reaction from jgrease in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Many thanks,
     
    I got a bit vigorous in cleaning up the join between the fuselage and the upper gun opening. It is a very thin join and prone to breaking. I reinforced it with some 0.5mm rod and sheet:
     

     

     
    These will be sanded flush when the rest of the interior is done.
     
    I formed some 0.5mm X 1mm styrene sheet around the 6mm ish rod and then inserted into the irregular hole of the forward fuel filler opening. I think I may have cracked this at last!
     

     
    Regards,
     
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    Kahunaminor got a reaction from jgrease in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Welcome back,
    Incremental progress but progress nonetheless. I started cleaning up the interior surfaces:
     

     
    The MLG, fuel cell compartment and fuel cell fillers have all had a first coat of RLM02 and finally been installed:
     

     
    The wing cross section was removed with a Dremel cutting disc and tidied up before the resin piece was inserted into the opening. There is still a little clean up but I am happy thus far:
     

     

     
    The inner flap was cemented in place and will have a small resin piece covering over the hole:
     

     
    The fix to the upper wing was installed some time ago. I wanted to address the forward opening but it didn’t go quite to plan and will require revisiting. I have a plan to line it with thin styrene strip around the opening and fill the outer edges. It may be extreme AMS but I would like to get it right as it is such an obvious aspect:
     

     

     
    Regards,
     
     
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    Kahunaminor got a reaction from jgrease in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Welcome back and thanks for looking in,
     
    After a comment at last week’s club meet (you cut me deep Shrek), I thought I should document my minimalistic approach to progress. The fuselage upper gun position piece has been bisected and added to the fuselage:
     

     
    The flap section has also been assembled and test fitted to the wing:
     

     

     

     
    The engine assembly had its various cooler flaps and covers test assembled and dry fitted:
     

     
     

     
     

     
     
    Work on the fuel cell insert continues with some card shim added to get the fit even:
     

     
     

     
     

     
     
    It was then that I realised the wheel bay assembly would need to be installed before the fuel cells. I have followed the HPH instructions but probably should have deviated and installed the MLG bay before cementing the wing halves together. Anyway, after some considered dry fitting and a couple of hours,I came up with a sequence to install which will hopefully prove the least testing:
     

     
     

     
     
    I also removed all the alignment peg positions on the fuselage as they are superfluous and will need tidying up as well:
     

     
     
    So forward to the end of the year!
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    Kahunaminor got a reaction from jgrease in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Going to have a go at riveting the Heinkel. Well, the half Heinkel with a quarter wing. Practicing on the surplus parts with the RB 0.75mm rivet-r. Just following the natural panel lines as practice. Then a Flory Wash and Dullcote the bring them out. First off was bare plastic on the wing, then primer on the stab before running the rivet-r along the lines. I lack a bit of consistency in pressure so that is a learning point. Not that you need much, just consistent:
     

     

     

     

     
    The Eduard PE sits slightly proud of the plastic if just glued on top. I got a small set of drills to remove some material (about 1mm) in a circular pattern and the PE just drops into place and sits flush:
     

     

     
    Rivet plans for the P are very scarce so it will be a rudimentary rivet job. I have a set that Ralph used in his build a couple of years ago to assist me, so stay tuned!
     
    Regards,
     
     
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    Kahunaminor got a reaction from scvrobeson in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Welcome back,
    Incremental progress but progress nonetheless. I started cleaning up the interior surfaces:
     

     
    The MLG, fuel cell compartment and fuel cell fillers have all had a first coat of RLM02 and finally been installed:
     

     
    The wing cross section was removed with a Dremel cutting disc and tidied up before the resin piece was inserted into the opening. There is still a little clean up but I am happy thus far:
     

     

     
    The inner flap was cemented in place and will have a small resin piece covering over the hole:
     

     
    The fix to the upper wing was installed some time ago. I wanted to address the forward opening but it didn’t go quite to plan and will require revisiting. I have a plan to line it with thin styrene strip around the opening and fill the outer edges. It may be extreme AMS but I would like to get it right as it is such an obvious aspect:
     

     

     
    Regards,
     
     
  6. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from BradG in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Many thanks,
     
    I got a bit vigorous in cleaning up the join between the fuselage and the upper gun opening. It is a very thin join and prone to breaking. I reinforced it with some 0.5mm rod and sheet:
     

     

     
    These will be sanded flush when the rest of the interior is done.
     
    I formed some 0.5mm X 1mm styrene sheet around the 6mm ish rod and then inserted into the irregular hole of the forward fuel filler opening. I think I may have cracked this at last!
     

     
    Regards,
     
  7. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from BradG in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Welcome back,
    Incremental progress but progress nonetheless. I started cleaning up the interior surfaces:
     

     
    The MLG, fuel cell compartment and fuel cell fillers have all had a first coat of RLM02 and finally been installed:
     

     
    The wing cross section was removed with a Dremel cutting disc and tidied up before the resin piece was inserted into the opening. There is still a little clean up but I am happy thus far:
     

     

     
    The inner flap was cemented in place and will have a small resin piece covering over the hole:
     

     
    The fix to the upper wing was installed some time ago. I wanted to address the forward opening but it didn’t go quite to plan and will require revisiting. I have a plan to line it with thin styrene strip around the opening and fill the outer edges. It may be extreme AMS but I would like to get it right as it is such an obvious aspect:
     

     

     
    Regards,
     
     
  8. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Jan_G in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Many thanks,
     
    I got a bit vigorous in cleaning up the join between the fuselage and the upper gun opening. It is a very thin join and prone to breaking. I reinforced it with some 0.5mm rod and sheet:
     

     

     
    These will be sanded flush when the rest of the interior is done.
     
    I formed some 0.5mm X 1mm styrene sheet around the 6mm ish rod and then inserted into the irregular hole of the forward fuel filler opening. I think I may have cracked this at last!
     

     
    Regards,
     
  9. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Jan_G in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Welcome back,
    Incremental progress but progress nonetheless. I started cleaning up the interior surfaces:
     

     
    The MLG, fuel cell compartment and fuel cell fillers have all had a first coat of RLM02 and finally been installed:
     

     
    The wing cross section was removed with a Dremel cutting disc and tidied up before the resin piece was inserted into the opening. There is still a little clean up but I am happy thus far:
     

     

     
    The inner flap was cemented in place and will have a small resin piece covering over the hole:
     

     
    The fix to the upper wing was installed some time ago. I wanted to address the forward opening but it didn’t go quite to plan and will require revisiting. I have a plan to line it with thin styrene strip around the opening and fill the outer edges. It may be extreme AMS but I would like to get it right as it is such an obvious aspect:
     

     

     
    Regards,
     
     
  10. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Trak-Tor in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Many thanks,
     
    I got a bit vigorous in cleaning up the join between the fuselage and the upper gun opening. It is a very thin join and prone to breaking. I reinforced it with some 0.5mm rod and sheet:
     

     

     
    These will be sanded flush when the rest of the interior is done.
     
    I formed some 0.5mm X 1mm styrene sheet around the 6mm ish rod and then inserted into the irregular hole of the forward fuel filler opening. I think I may have cracked this at last!
     

     
    Regards,
     
  11. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Many thanks,
     
    I got a bit vigorous in cleaning up the join between the fuselage and the upper gun opening. It is a very thin join and prone to breaking. I reinforced it with some 0.5mm rod and sheet:
     

     

     
    These will be sanded flush when the rest of the interior is done.
     
    I formed some 0.5mm X 1mm styrene sheet around the 6mm ish rod and then inserted into the irregular hole of the forward fuel filler opening. I think I may have cracked this at last!
     

     
    Regards,
     
  12. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Gazzas in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Many thanks,
     
    I got a bit vigorous in cleaning up the join between the fuselage and the upper gun opening. It is a very thin join and prone to breaking. I reinforced it with some 0.5mm rod and sheet:
     

     

     
    These will be sanded flush when the rest of the interior is done.
     
    I formed some 0.5mm X 1mm styrene sheet around the 6mm ish rod and then inserted into the irregular hole of the forward fuel filler opening. I think I may have cracked this at last!
     

     
    Regards,
     
  13. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Going to have a go at riveting the Heinkel. Well, the half Heinkel with a quarter wing. Practicing on the surplus parts with the RB 0.75mm rivet-r. Just following the natural panel lines as practice. Then a Flory Wash and Dullcote the bring them out. First off was bare plastic on the wing, then primer on the stab before running the rivet-r along the lines. I lack a bit of consistency in pressure so that is a learning point. Not that you need much, just consistent:
     

     

     

     

     
    The Eduard PE sits slightly proud of the plastic if just glued on top. I got a small set of drills to remove some material (about 1mm) in a circular pattern and the PE just drops into place and sits flush:
     

     

     
    Rivet plans for the P are very scarce so it will be a rudimentary rivet job. I have a set that Ralph used in his build a couple of years ago to assist me, so stay tuned!
     
    Regards,
     
     
  14. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Welcome back,
    Incremental progress but progress nonetheless. I started cleaning up the interior surfaces:
     

     
    The MLG, fuel cell compartment and fuel cell fillers have all had a first coat of RLM02 and finally been installed:
     

     
    The wing cross section was removed with a Dremel cutting disc and tidied up before the resin piece was inserted into the opening. There is still a little clean up but I am happy thus far:
     

     

     
    The inner flap was cemented in place and will have a small resin piece covering over the hole:
     

     
    The fix to the upper wing was installed some time ago. I wanted to address the forward opening but it didn’t go quite to plan and will require revisiting. I have a plan to line it with thin styrene strip around the opening and fill the outer edges. It may be extreme AMS but I would like to get it right as it is such an obvious aspect:
     

     

     
    Regards,
     
     
  15. Haha
    Kahunaminor reacted to LSP_Kevin in Attitude Aviation Buchon Conversion   
    So, the Dremel made short work of modifying the upper cowl panel to fit like it needs to. In addition to taking off around 1mm from the forward edge, I also heavily thinned the front and back lips from underneath:
     

     
    This helped the panel fit over the top of the instrument panel to the rear, and the locating lip on the nose at the front. Here's the result of the test-fit:
     

     

     
    This loose tape-together doesn't really reveal all the areas that will need attention, but at least shows that I've now got things in the ballpark, and can move to permanently attaching the nose parts. The upper cowl part will need a bit of shimming, and all areas will need a dose of Milliput, but I'm much happier with it now.
     
    And so is the Buchon:
     

    Kev
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    Kahunaminor reacted to ericg in RAAF special occasion Mirage buggy Major breakthrough!   
    Thanks guys, I will weather it a bit more than you see here.
     
    Onto the trailer. I thought my luck had ran out on this one. Despite my best efforts, I was unable to locate any info about the trailer, let alone only decent photos. I looked at every baggage cart at the many airports around Australia trying to make one fit but was unable to find one with roughly the same configuration as the one the Mirage buggy sat on so that I could come up with a best guess for the model.
     
    Luckily I was contacted by Max Johnson who had located an old trailer of the exact type used at RAAF Amberley. He very kindly offered to take photos and measure for me what I needed and because of his excellent efforts I am now able to construct an accurate rendition of the trailer. I figured if I was going to do this project properly everything had to be right, not just the buggy. Max supplied me with excellent photos of the suspension and axles but the best part was the technical measurements of the important parts of the trailer such as wheelbase, track, length and width of the deck, as well as the sizes of the chassis rails etc. Important ‘between centres’ measurements were also supplied for key aspects of the front axle and tow bar, which has meant that I have been able to make the entire assembly articulated. Thanks heaps Max!
     
    First up, a comparison of my best guess at the size of the trailer deck (top) compared to the scaled down version of the real thing (bottom). It turns out that it is a 6x4 foot deck. I almost got it right width wise but was a bit too long as can be seen here. I was working only off the photo of Sean after all.
     

     
    When I was examining the photos of the front axle that Max had sent me, I was surprised at how complex it was! I have never scratchbuilt anything like it before, so armed with my vernier callipers, plastic card and brass rod i set  about making each component. There is just under 40 parts to this assembly but it was quite straight forward and enjoyable to build. I did not set out to make it articulated in the beginning but it just happened that way. The brass pins are only small ones that will be replaced with more substantial ones later on when I am happy with how everything goes together. Of course I also want to get this into resin, which will be a challenge for another day.
     

     
    It’s quite cool to turn the tow bar and have the wheels turn as well.
     

     
    Can’t you tell that I am having fun!
     

     
    The bottom of the deck. Now I just need to work out how to scratch the leaf spring suspension.
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Welcome back,
    Incremental progress but progress nonetheless. I started cleaning up the interior surfaces:
     

     
    The MLG, fuel cell compartment and fuel cell fillers have all had a first coat of RLM02 and finally been installed:
     

     
    The wing cross section was removed with a Dremel cutting disc and tidied up before the resin piece was inserted into the opening. There is still a little clean up but I am happy thus far:
     

     

     
    The inner flap was cemented in place and will have a small resin piece covering over the hole:
     

     
    The fix to the upper wing was installed some time ago. I wanted to address the forward opening but it didn’t go quite to plan and will require revisiting. I have a plan to line it with thin styrene strip around the opening and fill the outer edges. It may be extreme AMS but I would like to get it right as it is such an obvious aspect:
     

     

     
    Regards,
     
     
  18. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Trak-Tor in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Welcome back,
    Incremental progress but progress nonetheless. I started cleaning up the interior surfaces:
     

     
    The MLG, fuel cell compartment and fuel cell fillers have all had a first coat of RLM02 and finally been installed:
     

     
    The wing cross section was removed with a Dremel cutting disc and tidied up before the resin piece was inserted into the opening. There is still a little clean up but I am happy thus far:
     

     

     
    The inner flap was cemented in place and will have a small resin piece covering over the hole:
     

     
    The fix to the upper wing was installed some time ago. I wanted to address the forward opening but it didn’t go quite to plan and will require revisiting. I have a plan to line it with thin styrene strip around the opening and fill the outer edges. It may be extreme AMS but I would like to get it right as it is such an obvious aspect:
     

     

     
    Regards,
     
     
  19. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Welcome back,
    Incremental progress but progress nonetheless. I started cleaning up the interior surfaces:
     

     
    The MLG, fuel cell compartment and fuel cell fillers have all had a first coat of RLM02 and finally been installed:
     

     
    The wing cross section was removed with a Dremel cutting disc and tidied up before the resin piece was inserted into the opening. There is still a little clean up but I am happy thus far:
     

     

     
    The inner flap was cemented in place and will have a small resin piece covering over the hole:
     

     
    The fix to the upper wing was installed some time ago. I wanted to address the forward opening but it didn’t go quite to plan and will require revisiting. I have a plan to line it with thin styrene strip around the opening and fill the outer edges. It may be extreme AMS but I would like to get it right as it is such an obvious aspect:
     

     

     
    Regards,
     
     
  20. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from BradG in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Well it’s in. The old adage about a plan not working after the first shot is true. After fiddling for two hours with my planned install, I went with the front first then the roof and rear pieces put together and shuffled into place. The sides were then put in but it cost me some details and some alignment issues. This was mainly caused by not having the forward piece at as close to 90 degrees as you can. If it is out it will throw it all out. Styrene strips and card will fix the errors with some putty. If I ever build another, I shall ignore the instructions and put the MLG in place before joining the wings:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Regards,
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    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Just realised I forgot to include the progress (sort of) for the upper wing fuel area. The new piece was inserted into the wing and glued section at a time to conform to the wing contour. Unfortunately in drilling out the forward opening, I overlooked it so a piece of card was shaped and inserted into the hole. It will be smoothed out in the putty and sanding works:
     

     

     

     

     
    The interior has had some more of the styrene ribs removed to accomodate the two fuel filler port boxes. These will be thinned in a box shape some more to get the fit level:
     


    The inspection ports have been drilled out to accept the PE covers and they will sit flush:
     

     


    Thanks for looking in.
  22. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Well it’s in. The old adage about a plan not working after the first shot is true. After fiddling for two hours with my planned install, I went with the front first then the roof and rear pieces put together and shuffled into place. The sides were then put in but it cost me some details and some alignment issues. This was mainly caused by not having the forward piece at as close to 90 degrees as you can. If it is out it will throw it all out. Styrene strips and card will fix the errors with some putty. If I ever build another, I shall ignore the instructions and put the MLG in place before joining the wings:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Regards,
  23. Like
    Kahunaminor got a reaction from mozart in Revell He 111P with HPH cutaway conversion.   
    Well it’s in. The old adage about a plan not working after the first shot is true. After fiddling for two hours with my planned install, I went with the front first then the roof and rear pieces put together and shuffled into place. The sides were then put in but it cost me some details and some alignment issues. This was mainly caused by not having the forward piece at as close to 90 degrees as you can. If it is out it will throw it all out. Styrene strips and card will fix the errors with some putty. If I ever build another, I shall ignore the instructions and put the MLG in place before joining the wings:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Regards,
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    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Phartycr0c in Putty delivery system   
    If like me, you like the properties of PPP but struggle with a delivery system and are always on the lookout for modelling hacks, try this. If you know someone in the medical game, or even a friendly chemist, ask for a small syringe (5ml should be fine) and a blunt “drawing” needle. Decant (if that is the correct word) some PPP into the syringe and apply. The needle cap should keep it fresh and you don’t need to fill the syringe, which can be washed in water after use if you wish. Saves wastage and clean up.
     

     
    Regards
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    Kahunaminor got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Putty delivery system   
    If like me, you like the properties of PPP but struggle with a delivery system and are always on the lookout for modelling hacks, try this. If you know someone in the medical game, or even a friendly chemist, ask for a small syringe (5ml should be fine) and a blunt “drawing” needle. Decant (if that is the correct word) some PPP into the syringe and apply. The needle cap should keep it fresh and you don’t need to fill the syringe, which can be washed in water after use if you wish. Saves wastage and clean up.
     

     
    Regards
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